Pleasance Courtyard
16-30 August, 15.15

This storytelling show, about three potentially perfect couples whose relationships just aren’t what they should be, was adapted from Terry Saunders’s animated YouTube series. As Saunders recounts the romantic exploits of Lenny and Kim, Nigel and Sue, and Sean and Natalie, his amusing and frequently rude illustrations of the couples are projected onto the wall behind him.

Saunders is an engaging storyteller, but this show lacks pace and too often slides into cutesiness. The animations are a nice touch, but feel extraneous to the action, something added to fill out a story that isn’t quite enough on its own.

If you’re a fan of whimsical storytelling and haven’t been able to get a ticket to see Daniel Kitson’s It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later, Six and a Half Loves is an enjoyable substitute. Saunders is no Kitson, but he's nice to listen to, has a way with words and will probably make you chuckle.